Time For A Moonie

Yesterday, I posted a photo of the moon and over the last few days I have been asked about how I photograph it. Rather than answer in comments, I thought I would do a post to explain settings and such-forth and so-like.

When I take the photos of the moon, the first thing I always do is fit the camera to my tripod. It is a lot easier keeping the camera steady when you are not holding it hehe. I also set the camera to take photos with the wireless remote control. Although if I am not sure where I have put the remote, I set the camera on a timer. That way, there is no sudden jolt on the taking of the picture.

I also take photos with different shutter speeds and ISO settings.

Here are a few with the ISO settings and shutter speeds. The first six are dusk, with the next four being dark.

Shutter speed 60 ISO 400

Time – 18:00
Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
ISO 400

Shutter Speed 800 ISO 400

Time – 18:01
Shutter Speed 1/800 sec
ISO 400

Time - 18:01 Shutter Speed 800 ISO 1600

Time – 18:01
Shutter Speed 1/800 sec
ISO 1600

Time - 18:02 Shutter Speed 250 ISO 1600

Time – 18:02
Shutter Speed 1/250 sec
ISO 1600

Time - 18:02 Shutter Speed 15 ISO 100

Time – 18:02
Shutter Speed 1/15 sec
ISO 100

Time - 18:04 Shutter Speed 60 ISO 400

Time – 18:04
Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
ISO 400

Time - 19:49 Shutter Speed 320 ISO 100

Time – 19:49
Shutter Speed 1/320 sec
ISO 100

Time - 19:50 Shutter Speed 1600 ISO 100

Time – 19:50
Shutter Speed 1/1600 sec
ISO 100

Time - 19:50 Shutter Speed 3200 ISO 100

Time – 19:50
Shutter Speed 1/3200 sec
ISO 100

Time - 19:50 Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec ISO 100

Time – 19:50
Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
ISO 100

 

 

 

For other ways of understanding how ISO works, please take a look at this page which can give you much more helpful information. Understand ISO

 

27 thoughts on “Time For A Moonie

  1. THIS…is the best post ever! Not just interesting–but useful for us gremmie photographers. Although truly, I just own a camera. I can’t claim that title.

    Such a difference is generated by the shutter speed–particularly in the dusk shots.

    • Thank you for that Karen. I hope that my tiddy bit of info can give ideas to at least one person

      I should remember to say which ones I had the flash with as well as that can make a lot of difference. Although, I do believe I didn’t use the flash on any of these.

    • hehe no. A Moonie is where you bend over and expose your backside πŸ™‚ Something I can say I have not done for a couple of decades πŸ˜†

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